Fact:
An estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016. This is equivalent to 4.3 days per worker… The second most common reason for absence (behind coughs and colds) was musculoskeletal problems (including back pain, neck and upper limb problems) at 30.8 million days (22.4%).
~ the office of national statistics

Here are some convincing benefits of wellbeing practices to prove why every workplace needs to have yoga / Pilates or any other mindfulness classes..

Benefits For The Employer
Decreased sickness absence (workplace stress is the reason for around 160million lost days per year*)
Reduced stress, anxiety and depression (the leading cause of long-term absence of work*)
Cost benefits (stress related absence costs the U.K economy £4billion*)
A more friendly and positive workplace atmosphere
Team building – better staff relations
Better concentration and increased creativity
Increased productivity
Employee satisfaction and wellbeing
Perfect way to show your potential and current employees you value them
Better performance
More effective communication
Improved posture (The HSE estimates that musculoskeletal disorders are responsible for almost 10 million lost working days per annum**)

Benefits For The Employee:

Reduced stress level and relaxed the nervous system
Reduced back pain, improved posture
Improved flexibility, less prone to injuries
Lower blood pressure, increased oxygen intake
Better digestion, sleep and energy levels
Improved workplace atmosphere and rapport with colleagues
Improved family life, relationships and intimacy
Relief of emotional frustration
More energy and enthusiasm
* Reference: ubcuk “Workplace Stress Costs-4billion”
** Reference: Pricewaterhouse Coopers “Building The Case for Wellness”

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